Have you ever canned baloney?
I’d like to send you a SASE for Hopi seeds — can you mail to Canada?
Yes, I used to. But now they’re advising us not to can those dense foods so I don’t anymore. It was homemade and packed raw into the jars so it was very dense.
Yes, I can mail to Canada; I’ve already sent several seed orders to Canada. Send your SASE to BHM, Attn: Jackie, PO Box 712, Gold Beach, OR 97444. It does take about $2 worth of stamps though and you should really send a padded envelope because the seeds are fat. — Jackie
Tender quick or saltpeter?
I noticed that your recipes for homemade corned beef and bologna call for saltpeter, but I’ve read that the use of saltpeter is no longer recommended, and that Morton’s Tender Quick is a substitute. But your bologna recipe calls for both. What does saltpeter do, and is it necessary? Can Tender Quick be substituted?
Morton’s Tender Quick does contain sodium nitrate (saltpeter), but in a mixture of salt and sugar as well. Don’t replace the saltpeter with Tender Quick or your recipe will be too salty. Some folks omit the saltpeter and only use the Tender Quick, but the resulting meat will be grayish an look unappetizing to most people. Most professional meat curing houses still use the saltpeter or a mixture containing a percentage of it. Used appropriately and not over used or consumed, the saltpeter poses extremely minimal health risks. — Jackie